I learned today that two inspirational persons have left us.
Firstly, the famous French alpinist Marcel Remy died this week at the age of 99. He continued climbing hard alpine routes well into his 90’s, and exercising on climbing walls - many people at that age have trouble climbing the stairs! Vale.
Secondly the saxophone artist Barbara Thompson died last week at the age of 77. Most of us have probably never heard of her, jazz is a minority interest, but if you have heard the haunting saxophone music that goes with the TV series “A Touch of Frost” starring David Jason you have heard Barbara Thompson at her best. I loved those programs but the highlight for me was the credits! Hams who are musicians will smile wryly that she is now literally SK. I’ll miss her.